October 21, 2005

*Come Again?

In this little feature on the movie Shopgirl, a line jumped out and smacked me in the face:

"Shopgirl" has some very funny and charming moments. Most of these are provided by Schwartzman, whose part is somewhat of a modern equivalent to Jon Favreau's character in "Swingers"

(emphasis mine)

Modern equivalent? Modern?!

I'm not that freaking old that Swingers is going to show up on Turner Classics, am I? That's a movie from my mid-20s, for Pete's sake.

Posted by Jennifer at October 21, 2005 02:15 PM | TrackBack


Swingers was 1996. 1996 was a long time ago. Heck, I wasn't even born in 1996.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 21, 2005 02:28 PM

In my opinion, if it's newer than Milli Vanilli, it's modern. I will be so sad when I have to alter that benchmark, though...

Posted by: the sis at October 21, 2005 05:08 PM

What did I have to do with it?

Posted by: Pete at October 21, 2005 08:15 PM

One fine day in the car some 30-odd years ago my grandmother said, "These kids today love those Marx Brothers movies. I suppose they think of them as classics."

I suppose that if it happened after we turned 21, it'll always be new. Or newish, anyway.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 22, 2005 12:55 PM

A friend of mine, at a little post-work impromptu party, put on The Clash. Her teenage daughter, who was the same I was when I listened to the Clash, complained, "Mom! That's so old!"


Posted by: Victor at October 24, 2005 07:54 AM